Medicine Hat Chalk Art 2017

Medicine Hat Sunshine Chalk Art Festival. image captured by Beveridge Landmark Events

Eric Dyck and I made the trip out to Medicine Hat again this year for the Sunshine Chalk Art Festival. There were a lot of great artists there; not just the featured artists, but the participating public too! I couldn’t resist doing a cute dinosaur theme again. Last year I did a 4×6 ft square, this year I took a full 10×10 ft square. The base colour is a washable paint (tempra I believe) and we started painting Saturday morning around 9:30 when it was dry. I finished the orange and green dinos by noon, but the pink one took me all afternoon because of the heat. I had to keep taking breaks in the shade. Eric and I decided to get started nice and early the next morning so we could get at much done as possible before the sun became too unbearable. I think it was 11:00 when I finished it off the yellow dino. After that I chatted with the people that came by, and I took requests from kids. All-in-all I think everyone had a lot of fun. I know I did!

Beveridge Landmark Events captured this image from the 3rd floor of the building I was working in front of. (IG/Twitter: @thebeveridgemh FB: /beveridgelandmarkevents)

Affinity Test 01


I am starting to test out Affinity Designer. It sure looks like it will do what I want when it comes to creating logos and other graphic design stuff. I am not sold yet on a few other things. It is a 10 day trial, so I ‘should’ try to draw something every day until it runs out.

Dinovember 30 2016


Corythosaurus: a genus of hadrosaur. Generally you have to deduce what an extinct animal ate by it’s anatomy… However we have a specimen that was preserved with it’s last meal still in it’s belly: pine needles, seeds, twigs and fruit. Thinking of how tough pine needles and twigs would be to digest I bet these dinosaurs had quite the digestion tract.

Dinovember 28 2016


Psittacosaurus: a very early ceratopsian dinosaur. This genus is among the most documented of dinosaurs. This is because there are so many fossils of it that have been found. Some fossils have even given us many details about its skin and flesh. It has randomly scattered large scales, with smaller scales filling in the spaces. It also had a patch of tubular structures (maybe feathers?) on the upper tail.